Faith Development

 Adults For Confirmation

Each year from March till Pentecost Sunday, we have faith formation for adults over eighteen, who are baptized, have made their First Holy Communion  and attend Church but have not celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation.  Weekly gatherings take place on Tuesday evenings to cover topics such as prayer, the sacraments, the beatitudes, the commandments and social justice.  Opportunities for reflection on Scripture are also provided. For more information please contact Roy English at

 Baptism Ministry

There are three baptism teams at our parish-English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.  These volunteers teach the monthly class to prepare the parents and godparents of infants who will receive the sacrament of Baptism.  The teams also assist the presider at the time of Baptism. For more information please call the parish office at (714)534-1174.

RCIA-Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

The RCIA process is for adults seeking full initiation to the Catholic Church.  They are preparing to receive their sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist at the Great Easter vigil.  The group meets at 9:30 AM Sunday Mass.  RCIA team members discuss the readings and the Gospel that we hear at mass.  We also have guest speakers on topics such as Images of God, morality, the Rosary, the Bible, the sacraments, time. talent, treasure, penance and other topics that help RCIA participants learn more about our faith.  What an amazing experience to help people who are responding to God's call and seeking a closer relationship with Him. For more information please contact Sister Brid at (714)741-9492

 Bible Study

Bible study awakens each participant to a personal understanding of the Bible:  The ancient method of "lectio Divina" is used by Stephan Binz, the author of Threshold Bible Studies.  Reading and interpreting the text (lectio) is followed by reflective meditation on its message.  The study of various biblical themes leads to reflection on the numerous characters, images and places within Scripture.  This, in turn, leads participants to relate these themes to their own daily lives, resulting in an enriched relationship with our Lord.  This class is held once a week for six weeks in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. For morer information on our Bible Study groups please contact Marge Tavarez at (714) 537-7384

 Rite of Christian Initiation of Children

RCIA adapted for children is a process for children ages seven and above, who have not been baptized.  The children are prepared and taught to receive the Sacrament of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist.  For more information please contact Jennifer Martinez at
(714) 867-1515

Youth Ministry and Teen Confirmation

Life Teen is designed for all high school teenagers.  Our ministry is centered on the Eucharist and devoted lovingly to our Blessed Mother Mary, calling often for prayers from St. Columban.  Life Teen consists of our Youth Ministry program and Teen Confirmation program offering a variety of opportunities for teens to become part of the Saint Columban community as well as develop a relationship with our Lord, Jesus Christ. For more information *click here*